I've been thinking lately about how throughout my whole life, friends of mine have called me Mom, or Mama. I've always been very nurturing and comforting, and I've had friends snuggle up to me when they're sick or sad or anything like that, and I'd coo at them and coddle them, basically Mommy them. Even if we were just watching a movie, I would usually end up with a friend or two or three around me, snuggling and wanting to be in my lap or next to me so I could play with their hair or rub their back.
It's usually teenagers, or people who are in their 20s/early 30s - friends of mine, really. Little kids are drawn to me, too, but I really seem to just become a nurturing/comforting presence for people I know in that age group of teenagers/young adults. It's also people who don't usually exhibit this kind of behavior, and usually dislike being reliant or dependent on anyone - yet they'd come to me for comfort, and attention.
I guess what I'm wondering is, how does that compare with mommy-ing a little? It wouldn't have bothered me in the slightest if anyone wanted to be bottle-fed, or suck their thumb/a pacifier, or wear a onesie, etc. (excluding diapers, because I don't like changing them in general - it's not that it'd be any worse if they were adults, just that I don't like them, period.)
Sorry if this is rambling, I just got home from a shift and I've been thinking about it. I guess, what're your thoughts? I'd love to hear anyone's opinion/thoughts on this/me.